Smoke- and tobacco-free college campus policies are working

December 20, 2014

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Amanda Fallin, Maria Roditis, and I just published "Association of Campus Tobacco Policies With Secondhand Smoke Exposure, Intention to Smoke on Campus, and Attitudes About Outdoor Smoking Restrictions" in American Journal of Public Health.
 
We surveyed California college students between September 2013 and May 2014 with a range of policies (smoke-free indoors only, designated outdoor smoking areas, smoke-free, and tobacco-free).  We found:
 

  • Stronger policies were associated with fewer students reporting exposure to secondhand smoke or seeing someone smoke on campus.
  • On tobacco-free college campuses, fewer students smoked and reported intention to smoke on campus.
  • Strong majorities of students supported outdoor smoking restrictions across all policy types.
  • Comprehensive tobacco-free policies are effective in reducing exposure to smoking and intention to smoke on campus.

 
In short, smoke and tobacco free policies are widely accepted and are working on campus.
 
The paper is available here.
 

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The paper is definitely not available here.&nbsp; What's available is the <em;abstract</em;.&nbsp; Impossible to confrim your conclusions without reading the methods, statistics, etc.

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That will take you to the AJPH website, where you can download a copy of the full paper.&nbsp; (Depending on your access, you may have to pay for it.)

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